Building a Flying Witch Halloween Background with a Night Sky

by Lori Warren

Happy Halloween! Today, I will create an ink blended backgrounds with a brayer and blue, brown, and teal colors of VersaColor pigment ink for a Night Sky Halloween Flying Witch Card. It’s a quick and easy way to transform a piece of white cardstock into a blended night sky. I stamp bare tree silhouettes in the foreground to give this design the look of a fall landscape. Another optional step is to flick some white acrylic

Finally, I add a flying witch to the sky section of this card panel and assemble the card! This is an easy Halloween greeting card for friends and family.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

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  • White Cardstock
  • Crafty Individuals – Hug a tree
  • Hampton Art – Haunted
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Tiny Text Halloween
  • Brayer

How To Make an Easy and Cute Tiny Witch Hat Party Decoration

cute tiny witch hat for halloween

by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends! Today, I will show you how to make a small Halloween table decor or party decor for Halloween. We will construct a witch’s hat using two circles cut out from Rinea Foil to create the base of the hat and the cone, pointy top of the hat. Then we will go over how to stamp and emboss pumpkins from a Joy Clair stamp set and color in with beautiful orange and light brown inks.

This is a fun crafting project that can be finished in an easy crafternoon! Each witch hat can be decorated in a unique style or you can make them all look uniform. This project can be changed to be a kids’ craft. Be sure to use supplies that are kid-friendly.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: varies

Directions

Art Supplies

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  • Rinea Foil Paper: Starstruck Ebony/Ebony 
  • Rinea Foil Paper: Glossy Voilet/Gold 
  • Joy Clair Designs – Trick Or Trick Stamp Set
  • Ad Tech: Multi-temp  Glue Tool
  • Ad Tech: Glue Sticks
  • Jot Brand: Foam Adhesive
  • EkSuccess Embossing Tool
  • Sizzix 4″ Circle Die
  • Maker’s Movement Crossover Edge II Die Cutting Machine
  • Chipboard

Quick and Easy Projects: Create a Marble Effect on Paper

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! I was watching YouTube and came across this shaving cream ink marbling technique from GinaK and just had to try it. This is a quick, fun card style to make, you can use any re-inkers you have in your stash and mix/match with plain colors and beautiful metallic tones as I did here. As I say in the video, the Golden Glitz really makes this card for me. This technique can also be used on all sorts of paper crafting projects.

Since it is the fall season, I focus on a warm color palette for an Autumn leaves look and stamped the sentiment with a rich brown to compliment the yellow, orange, and gold colors. This card design is a perfect way to spend an afternoon crafting and coming up with multiple card designs with a marble look. The shaving cream can be used to make several card panels until you run out of the medium.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

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use memento inkers to create marble paper

Other Art Supplies
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Joy Clair Fall Leaves Stamp Set
  • Paper Plate
  • Card Base
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Shaving Cream (Foam type)

 

How to Create Color Swatches for Handmade Christmas Cards

ink colors for christmas cards

by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, today I am showing you how I swatch out my favorite ink colors for my handmade Christmas cards. I usually choose the classic reds and greens for the holidays and then add some additional colors like a brown/green and purple/red color to compliment. These additional colors I used for stamping images like twigs and berries or shading tones. Another feature in this video, I show how these water-based inks can easily be used for watercolor effects. Each time I stamp with a color, I also lift the color with a paintbrush and color to create a soft finish.

These amazing Color Combo stamp & die sets from Waffle Flower Crafts are amazing and I can’t wait to get started on creating color swatches for all my ink pad families. Swatching colors helps generate more crafting ideas and helps you imagine how colors can be used together.

Skill: All levels
Time: Varies on the number of ink pads

Directions

Art Supplies

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  • Waffle Flower Crafts Stamp & Die Combo set – https://bit.ly/33hW8Cm
  • White cardstock
  • Stamp Press – Couture Creations
  • Guillotine – Tonic

How To Make A Halloween Goodie Bag

quick and easy crafting ideas
halloween trick or trick bag pumpkin

by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends! In this crafting video, Annie creates a quick and easy fall project using Joy Clair stamps called Trick or Trick, a rich medium orange chalk ink, and simple ink layering techniques. This Chevron goody bag can be filled with Halloween candy or fun crafty gifts. I hope you found paper crafting and stamping inspiration.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 5-10 minutes per bag

Directions

shopping list

VersaMagic Dew Drop Ink Pad

memento ink pad dew drop in tangelo

memento markers

versafine onyx black ink pad

Other

Beginner Guide: Kaleidacolor Ink Variety of Colors for Any Time of the Year


kaleidacolor swatching video

by LeeAnn McKinney

Greetings crafty friends! In this quick ink swatching video, I used the Waffle Flower Swatch Stamp and Die set for Kaleidacolor Ink Pads to show how these multicolor inks can be used throughout the year. These dye, water-based inkpads are a favorite of mine for fun quick backgrounds, easy stamp pad storage, keeping colors organized and the 5 colors in one ink pad make it even better.

Kaleidacolor in Baby Powder has a light pastel variety — perfect for baby shower invitations with light pinks, blues, and yellows. Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves and Vineyard – perfect for Fall themed cards – Halloween + Thanksgiving. My favorite for Winter Christmas Cards or Holiday Cards is Blue Breeze which is an all-blue palette giving that icy winter wonderland mood.

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